Originally Posted by Apokalipse
Yes, AMD has had some time to work on them. But not as long as they need, and nowhere near as long as Nvidia. They are far from perfect.
Drivers are not going to suddenly change everything. With improved drivers a few hundred 3dmarks will be unleashed...
The x2900xt is still a great card..it's just not all it's been cracked up to be. There was so much hype about how the R600 is going to destroy everything....
Anyway with all that I have said, there's a good chance I might pick one of these up as my next upgrade.
From what I've seen so far, even though there are a lot of cons, the few pros are very significant and outweigh the cons for me:
Cons: Runs pretty hot, draws tons of power, outperformed by the 8800GTS in a few cases (even the 320mb), and from what I've seen the image quality is significantly inferior to the G80
Pros: Significantly outperforms the 8800GTS in most cases, the price is definitely right.